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Evidence Supports Claim Of Nazi 'Gold Train' Discovery In Poland, Officials Say

The evidence behind a claim by treasure hunters in Poland to have found a legendary Nazi train packed with gold is strong enough that the government has been asked to investigate, local officials said.

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Indonesia’s Jokowi Kills Off Controversial Changes To Foreign Press Laws

JAKARTA — New restrictions on foreign journalists in Indonesia have been dumped just a day after being announced, with President Joko Widodo directly intervening to kill off the controversial changes.

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Ex-Archbishop Dies Ahead Of Vatican Paedophilia Trial

VATICAN CITY — Former Polish archbishop Jozef Wesolowski, who would have been the first high-ranking church official to go on trial on paedophile charges, died overnight, the Vatican announced today.

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China, US Hint At Underlying Tensions Ahead Of Xi’s Visit To Washington

BEIJING — US President Barack Obama’s key national security aide and China’s top foreign policy official hinted at tensions that divide them today ahead of a state visit to Washington by Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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Thai Police Question Uighur Trio Over Bangkok Blast

BANGKOK: Thai police on Friday said three Uighur Muslims, among dozens detained in the kingdom for illegal entry last year, have been questioned over the deadly Bangkok bombing.

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Cheater Website Ashley Madison Had Few Women: Report

WASHINGTON: If one analysis of hacked data from Ashley Madison is true, the affair-seeker website promoted a lot of talk, but little action.

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‘Iranian Embassy’ In Israel Turns Out To Be Atomic Hoax

TEL AVIV — A billboard in central Tel Aviv announcing the opening of an Iranian embassy that met with disbelief and curiosity turned out to be a hoax, organisers of the eye-catching stunt have said.

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Australian Visa Check Operation Dumped After Community Outrage

MELBOURNE: A major operation to spot check people’s visas on the streets of Melbourne as part of a crime crackdown was cancelled Friday after sparking community outrage that Australia risked becoming “a police state”.

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Joshua Wong Back In Court Over Protest

HONG KONG: Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong was back in court Friday over an anti-China protest, a day after he faced new charges related to a pro-democracy rally.

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Kim Jong-Un Says North’s ‘Military Muscle’ Made Korean Deal Possible

SEOUL, South Korea — The North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, in his first public comments on the recent deal struck with South Korea to defuse border tensions, said leverage provided by the North’s nuclear arms program had made the “landmark” agreement possible, Pyongyang’s official news media reported on Friday.

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